Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic

After less than three years on the market, Land Rover has managed to sell 270,000 units of its Range Rover Evoque around the world. That makes it far and away the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time. But the British sport-ute manufacturer isn't content to simply sit back and reap the rewards of having a winner on its hands.

At the Geneva Motor Show next month, Land Rover will roll out two new versions of the Evoque to make it that much more desirable. First up is the Autobiography, a trim level we've already seen applied to the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, and which now brings that extra dose of lux to the Evoque thanks to such special touches as a new grille, exterior lighting, 20-inch alloys and an even more sumptuous interior.

The 2.0-liter turbo four with 240 horsepower provides the motivation once again for the Autobiography edition. But those looking for an extra dose of power will be pleased at the arrival of the Autobiography Dynamic model that brings with it a significantly more tempting 285-hp output. The 45-horse boost in the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Autobiography Dynamic (which very well could be longest model name we've seen yet) comes with reconfigured suspension geometry, firmer springs and remapped adaptive dampers as well as a recalibrated nine-speed automatic transmission.

Along with the new trims, Land Rover is also rolling out its new InControl apps for both iPhone and Android that mirrors the smartphone's functions on the vehicle's touchscreen display.
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2015 RANGE ROVER EVOQUE AUTOBIOGRAPHY: TWO NEW LIMITED EDITIONS OFFER ENHANCED LUXURY AND PERFORMANCE

- Two new Limited Editions – Range Rover Evoque Autobiography and Autobiography Dynamic, bring heightened luxury and increased performance
- Evoque Autobiography Dynamic to debut at Geneva motor show
- Autobiography Dynamic features a 285hp turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, revised chassis for sharper handling, larger 13.8-inch (350mm) front brake discs and a more responsive ZF 9-speed automatic transmission
- The Autobiography limited editions will be available in the 5-door body style
- Land Rover InControlTM Apps* enables vehicle optimized smartphone apps to be displayed and controlled from the vehicle's touchscreen

(MAHWAH, N.J.) – February 17, 2014 - Land Rover is introducing two new limited editions to the Range Rover Evoque line-up for 2015: the luxurious Autobiography, and the more powerful, more agile Autobiography Dynamic, which will debut at the Geneva motor show in March.

The Autobiography limited editions feature enhanced body styling, 20-inch forged alloy wheels and premium leather interior details. The Autobiography features the standard 240hp engine. The Autobiography Dynamic receives a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine which has been upgraded to 285hp – a substantial 45hp increase and the chassis has been optimized for sharper handling.

Enhancing Land Rover's connected-car technologies, Land Rover InControlTM Apps* debuts across the range. InControl Appsenables vehicle-optimized smartphone apps to be displayed and controlled with their original look and feel from the vehicle's touchscreen**. Owners simply connect their smartphone through a dedicated USB port to enable compatible iPhone® or Android™ apps to function.

Since its launch in 2011, the Range Rover Evoque has won 157 international awards for its combination of leading-edge design, striking interior craftsmanship, agile handling and off-road capability. The Range Rover Evoque continues to appeal with more than 270,000 sales worldwide, making it the fastest-selling Land Rover of all time.

Autobiography

For the first time, the luxurious Autobiography limited editions will be available on the Range Rover Evoque. Also found on the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, the Autobiography is distinguished by a selection of premium interior and exterior upgrades. The Autobiography is positioned at the top of the line, along with the new Autobiography Dynamic and sitting above the existing Pure, Dynamic and Prestige derivatives.

"The new Range Rover Evoque Autobiography is a natural progression, bringing luxury that's more commonly associated with far larger, more expensive models to a premium compact SUV, while reaffirming its ability to resonate with customers on an emotional level."
- Land Rover Design Director & Chief Creative Officer Gerry McGovern.

Autobiography Dynamic

The new Autobiography Dynamic limited edition is the most performance-focused Range Rover Evoque ever produced. This model will be available exclusively with a 285hp upgraded version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The 9-speed ZF automatic transmission with adaptive shift program has been retuned for the Autobiography Dynamic so that it responds more keenly to sportier driver inputs.

Active driveline is standard on all Range Rover Evoque models. A revolutionary driveline technology, active driveline is designed to improve traction, enhance agility and to improve fuel efficiency by engaging four-wheel drive seamlessly and automatically as required***.

Torque vectoring by braking operates on all four wheels to reduce understeer. Torque vectoring by braking operates on low-grip surfaces for all Evoque models, but its capability is extended to high-grip surfaces for the Autobiography Dynamic, ensuring agile and responsive handling characteristics.

Land Rover InControlTMApps – the ultimate for in-car connectivity

Land Rover InControlTMApps* will be introduced on the 2015 Range Rover Evoque. This new in-car technology complements the existing infotainment system. It brings the convenience, familiarity and original look and feel of compatible smartphone apps into the owner's vehicle.

Land Rover InControlTM Apps is compatible with the latest Apple® and Android™ smartphones. By connecting a smartphone to the dedicated USB port, specific smartphone apps optimized for in-vehicle use will function on the touchscreen, with new content available every time the apps update**.